Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by NoLiberty:
3.08/5 rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Described as a saison ale brewed with hibiscus and other herbs and flowers. The beer pours from a bottle by one of the friendly bartenders at the Ann Arbor Jolly Pumpkin beer pub.
The color is a clear, light plum color, almost dark pink with subtle purple hues. No head whatsoever just flat juice-like liquid that sits motionless in the glass. Pretty disappointing.
The aroma is floral, funky, and enticing. Interesting but the wild yeast character conflict with the sweet and subtle aromatics of the fruit, flowers and herbs. Overall there seems to be a mistake in the glass even with the interesting array of flavors.
The taste is much the same: somewhere between a funky saison and a fruit ale but not quite either and missing the unique and enjoyable qualities. The taste of plum, rose, pear and funky barnyardness all merge into a very agrarian profile.
All of this sits on a very light delicate body with no carbonation. I would not look for this beer again despite it's unique design and rarity from a overall good brewery.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2009 04:31:30 | More by NoLiberty
More User Reviews:
4.14/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a capped 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderately gentle hand. Batch 304,306. Bottled on 02/12/14.
A: Cloudy orange with a pink tint. 3 fingers of rocky off-white head. Good retention. Gushed a bit with opening. Nice lacing.
S: Lightly musty, lightly tart Belgian yeast. Hints of rose petals and other florals. Lemon. Interesting strawberry notes.
T: Tart and lightly fruity up front with development of a faint pale maltiness and mild hop bitterness. Berry sweetness flashes before a fairly dry finish. A floral, slightly sour bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Alcohol is minimal.
M: Moderate to high carbonation, but not overly prickly. Actually rather smooth feeling. Light to moderate body. Good vehicle for the flavors noted above.
O: Another solid offering from Jolly Pumpkin. Enough embellishment to create some interesting depth, but even-handed enough not to overwhelm the underlying base beer. The berry notes, in particular, are quite nice.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 23:51:21 | More by fourstringer
Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.